| Apr 19, 2008
I be's troubled I be all worried mind I can't feel satisfied And I just can't keep from
Bernie Pearl bent over his vintage Martin guitar at a Westside recording studio, listening to the playback of his interpretation of the Muddy Waters classic...
| Jul 31, 2008
On Cinco de Mayo in 1945, thousands of people gathered to dedicate the Casa del Mexicano, a community center that served as a sentinel of Mexican culture in Los Angeles.
In the 1950s, after the center moved west to Boyle Heights, stars from as far away...
| Dec 5, 2007
| 9:37 AM
Thieves have disabled about 700 streetlights in Los Angeles, making off with 370,000 feet of valuable copper wiring over the last four months.
L.A. officials said it is a twist on copper thefts that have plagued new home sites and even some office...
| Jan 6, 2008
It was any zoo's worst nightmare.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Christmas Day, San Francisco Zoo Director Manuel Mollinedo received a call at home: Tigers are on the loose and somebody may have been hurt.
"At first I thought it was a practical or sick joke,"...
| Feb 15, 2008
Senovia Amigon arrived at the Boyle Heights street corner at 3 a.m. Valentine's Day to stake out her turf.
After eight years peddling romantic trinkets near the auto body shops and menudo stands at 4th and Soto streets, Amigon wasn't about to let...
| Nov 12, 2009
The disc jockey smiles when he hears Juanita Santos' raspy voice.
"Art," she says from her small town near Fresno, "I want you to tell my husband, Juanito, 'You're my Chicano king. I'm your booty- licious. I can't live without you. I'll never let you go....
| Oct 31, 2009
When Armando Ybarra was a teenager in the early 1950s, he used to take an old hulking streetcar to school and work on the Eastside.
The fare was about 10 cents, and when the trolleys were too crowded, he would simply grab ahold of something and ride on...
| Dec 9, 2009
The old man with the Santa Claus beard pulled a black yarmulke from the trunk of his Cadillac and limped across the street.
Hundreds of people had gathered outside an old synagogue in Boyle Heights for a program that looked back at the days when the...
| Aug 14, 2010
| 12:34 PM
The fifth-graders at Broadous Elementary School come from the same world — the poorest corner of the San Fernando Valley, a Pacoima neighborhood framed by two freeways where some have lost friends to the stray bullets of rival gangs.
Many are the...
| Sep 23, 2010
In Los Angeles, 25 years entitles a restaurant to, if not a medal, then at the very least the title of institution. And this year (how time flies) marks the 25th anniversary for La Serenata de Garibaldi in Boyle Heights. Way back in 1985, Jose Rodriguez...
| Jan 23, 2008
THE sign on the side of the building says Tequila Warehouse, and that's what you'll find inside Ramirez Liquor in Boyle Heights: wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling shelves filled with bottle after bottle of tequila.
Above the cash registers hang a...